Arsenal Foundation fun run triumph for Redbourn boy

Jacob Hine

Jacob Hine - Credit: Alan Walter

Local lad and Gunners fan Jacob Hine left the competition trailing in his wake during a charity fun run in aid of The Arsenal Foundation.

Jacob Hine

Jacob Hine - Credit: Alan Walter

Jacob, a talented runner who is deaf and uses sign language to communicate, completed 10 laps (6.4km) of the Emirates Stadium in 26 minutes 15 seconds.

He triumphed despite a multi-national field of around 400 runners taking part in the Be a Gunner, Be a Runner, event.

The 16-year-old from Redbourn has used his passion for running to benefit others, raising almost £200 for The Arsenal Foundation which supports a range of projects for young people in the UK and abroad.

To date more than £40,000 has been raised from the annual run.

The Arsenal Foundation has Save the Children and the Willow Foundation as charity partners and since its inception in May 2012 it has raised over a million pounds through player, staff and fan contributions.